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In this study, we attempted to confirm genetic linkage to developmental dyslexia and reading-related quantitative traits of loci that have been shown to be associated with dyslexia in previous studies. In our sample of 108 Dutch nuclear families, the categorical trait showed strongest linkage to 1p36 (NPL-LOD = 2.1). LOD scores for quantitative traits(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the current trend towards large epidemiological studies of unrelated individuals, linkage studies in families are still thoroughly being utilized as tools for disease gene mapping. The use of the single-nucleotide-polymorphisms (SNP) array technology in genotyping of family data has the potential to provide more informative linkage data.(More)
For linkage analysis in affected sibling pairs, we propose a regression model to incorporate information from a disease-associated single-nucleotide polymorphism located under the linkage peak. This model can be used to study if the associated single-nucleotide polymorphism marker partly explains the original linkage peak. Two sources of information are(More)
We describe an empirical Bayesian linear model for integration of functional gene annotation data with genome-wide association data. Using case-control study data from the North American Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium and gene annotation data from the Gene Ontology, we illustrate how the method can be used to prioritize candidate genes for further(More)
The transmission/disequilibrium test statistic has been used for assessing genetic association in affected-parent trios. In the presence of multiple tightly linked marker loci where local dependency may exist, haplotypes are reconstructed statistically to estimate the joint effects of these markers. In this manuscript, we propose an alternative to the(More)
We incorporate population effects of sex and antibodies directed against cyclic citrullinated peptides (anti-CCP) into the linkage analysis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with microsatellites data provided by the North American Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium in Genetic Analysis Workshop 15.The method stems from a generalized linear mixed model that(More)
This paper summarizes the contributions of group 8 to the Genetic Analysis Workshop 15. Group 8 focused on ways to address the possibility that genetic and environmental effects on phenotype may not be independent, but instead may interact in ways that could play important roles in determining phenotype. Among the eight contributors to this group, all three(More)
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